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Enjoy this fun bite-sized portion of Chinese culture as Classic Shorts presents stories and idioms from Chinese history and literature.

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22 December, 2019
Natalie Tso

Tune into Classic Shorts to hear some of the most famous and poignant poems of the Tang dynasty.

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15 December, 2019
Natalie Tso

Tang dynasty poet Bai Juyi describes the enchanting music and sorrows of a pipa player in his famous poem The Song of a Guitar. 

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08 December, 2019
Natalie Tso

Tang dynasty poet Bai Juyi depicts the mourning of the last Tang dynasty emperor after the death of his beloved concubine in his famous poem Song of Everlasting Sorrow. 

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01 December, 2019
Natalie Tso

Tang dynasty poet Bai Juyi depicts the love story of the last Tang dynasty emperor and his beloved concubine in his famous poem Song of Everlasting Sorrow. 

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24 November, 2019
Natalie Tso

Hear the oldest known poem in China found on the Ten Stone Drums, which were dated from 5th to 7th Century BC on Classic Shorts. The ancient stone engravings were discovered in the Tang Dynasty. Listen to the Shakespeare of China, Tang dynasty poet Han Yu's famous work, A Poem on the Stone Drums, expressing his sentiments towards this extraordinary finding. 

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